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Your festive meal sorted! 8 local restos which are sure to show you a great time
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Jillian Mallia

‘Tis the season! Whether it’s a long lunch with friends, a decadent family dinner or your company’s annual gathering, these top foodie spots will deliver the goods this festive season.


With the festive season fast approaching, Grain in Valletta is a great spot to consider for a fancy Christmassy lunch with your significant other. A stellar celebration awaits you at Grain, with bespoke menus full of scrumptious options. Choose from one of their various experiences for a delightful meal like no other.

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La Nave Bistro

This fantastic bistro serves up delicious dishes alongside incredible panoramic views. La Nave Bistro at Malta’s Aquarium in Qawra is a top contender for your festive meal. The family-oriented and marine-themed resto boasts incredible views of the Med as you indulge in their Mediterranean menu, so this Christmas, gather up the fam at this resto that guarantees divine food and splendid surroundings. What more could you ask for?

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Tosca Restaurant

Looking for a vibrant spot for a family dinner? Tosca Restaurant is the place to be! The award-winning restaurant in Mellieha is certainly one to consider for a Christmassy meal with the extended fam. Indulge in their Mediterranean-inspired dishes this festive season, accompanied with great views of Malta’s northern town.

Cheese & Cuts

Wine, cheese, cold cuts, and great company? Count us in! Cheese & Cuts is a cute wine bar on the outskirts of Mosta which imports its own cheese and cold cuts, and is the perfect spot to catch up with your besties over a glass of fine wine and a  bite to eat. The menu changes weekly and includes Italian specialities, while the staff will definitely make you feel at home as you indulge in their carefully curated selections. #Cheesegoalsrightthere

one80 Kitchen at Mgarr Yacht Marina, Gozo

If you’re heading up to Malta’s sister isle this festive season, be sure to pop by one80’s Gozo establishment right by the water’s edge at the Mgarr Yacht Marina. Dine your way through fabulous dishes with your significant other at this romantic setting with incredible views. Whether heading there for lunch or dinner, one80 surely won’t disappoint.

House of Flavors

Fancy a cosy dinner with your close family? House of Flavors serves up fantastic dishes for you to try out as you catch up with fam. They’ve even launched a new menu just before the festive season, and it has to be on every foodie’s must-try list! Check it out – we’re drooling already!

Castelletti Restaurant

Castelletti Restaurant at the stunning Palazzo Castelletti in Rabat will be a treat for you and your colleagues to enjoy a glorious staff lunch or dinner this festive season. This resto will guarantee a celebration to remember, with their set menus that will knock your socks off! Satisfy those taste buds at Castelletti this year – you won’t be disappointed!

Hard Rock Café

If you’re planning on getting together with the mates over cocktails and fab food before a night out, Hard Rock Café is definitely a spot to consider. Choose between their various locations around the islands for a relaxed meal with friends over some excellent cocktails to get the party started. It’s always a vibing night out at Hard Rock!

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6th December 2019

Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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